Judy Taylor has been a dedicated race fan and an avid supporter of auto racing for most of her life.
Living in Langford as a child provided Judy the opportunity to frequent the old Langford Speedway and develop a fondness for racing. When Western Speedway first opened in 1954 she started going to the races there and continued to do so until the final checkered flag fell in 2022. On a few occasions back in the day she even graced the track as a Trophy Girl.
Judy was, along with her husband Stewart, an active member in the Victoria Motor Sport Club (VMSC) for many years with the two of them driving in various classes on the Island with Judy always being a fierce competitor. Weekends were filled with mud, gravel and parking lots as they travelled around with the Trials car,VW or Dune Buggy in tow.
At Western, Judy spent countless hours in the grandstands cheering on all the various classes that raced which included her son Dale’s racing career which started in 1978.
For the past twenty-plus years, Judy was a loyal Speedway employee as the smiling face at the Back Gate window. She greeted each driver and crew member in her friendly manner and wished them all good luck. Judy thoroughly enjoyed working at Western Speedway and seeing her racing family every weekend.